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Film and TV studio a step closer for Malaga METRONET station precinct

Nov 9, 2022
Western Australia's first dedicated screen production facility is a step closer — with detailed due diligence to commence on a 16-hectare site within the Malaga METRONET station precinct in Perth's north-east.

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Boost of almost $740,000 for regional performing arts venues

5 Dec 2022
Western Australia's regional performing arts sector is getting a boost thanks to the State Government's 'In the House' funding program, with 10 venues or organisations set to receive almost $740,000 between them.
Views from Mirima National Park in Kununurra, Western Australia

Living languages: funding supports Aboriginal youth wellbeing

5 Dec 2022
An initiative that will play a vital role in enabling Indigenous language continuation in the Kimberley region will receive a $200,000 support package from the State Government.
Videoconferencing. Image: Getty Images/Morsa Images

Social Media Self-Defence for local government employees and council members

2 Dec 2022

LG Alert

The department has engaged the Office of the eSafety Commissioner to present Social Media Self-Defence webinars.
Aerial view of the current hockey facility at Curtin University

WA bid success! Perth to remain Australia’s Home of Hockey

2 Dec 2022
The State Government has been successful in its bid to keep Hockey Australia's High Performance Program in Perth.
7 Aboriginal students holding a long sculpture in regional WA

Funding program connects artists and school students

2 Dec 2022
Artists, teachers and creative organisations will be able to foster greater creativity in schools thanks to the Creativity for Schools program grants that open today.
Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh with Derek Randall (right) of England during a one-day international in Melbourne, January 1980.

Specialist wicket keeper program honours cricket great Rod Marsh

1 Dec 2022
Western Australia’s next generation of top wicket keepers will be invited to take part in a high-performance coaching program in honour of Australian cricketing great Rod Marsh.
Perth Cultural Centre Masterplan flythrough

Lead consultant appointed for Perth Cultural Centre rejuvenation

1 Dec 2022
The rejuvenation of the Perth Cultural Centre has marked a major milestone, with the appointment of the lead consultant COX Architecture.
3 people standing outside of Parliament holding books.

WA Premier’s Book Awards unveils new category: Book of the Year

30 Nov 2022
A brand-new category in the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards has been announced — The Premier's Prize for Book of the Year Award sponsored by Writing WA.
Racing and Gaming Minister Tony Buti with Gaming and Wagering Commission Chair Lanie Chopping in the casino

Date announced for betting limits on electronic gaming machines

30 Nov 2022
A $10 betting limit for Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) will be enforced at Crown Casino from 1 July 2023.
Image of maps on easels showing the area of the Protected Entertainment Precincts

Protected Entertainment Precincts pass Parliament

30 Nov 2022
Laws to enhance safety in Western Australia's popular entertainment precincts by banning perpetrators of violent or threatening behaviour have passed through Parliament.
Aerial view of a beach near Esperance

Requesting an alternative date for the King’s Birthday public holiday in 2023

30 Nov 2022

LG Alert

Local governments interested in having an alternative date declared for the King’s Birthday public holiday in their district can make a request to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Group of athletes running on a track

Regional talent gets funding for sporting dreams

29 Nov 2022
Regional athletes, coaches and officials are the beneficiaries of funding to 9 special programs around Western Australia that will help them achieve their sporting dreams.
A stylised duo-tone image of a concert with the words, 'High Voltage'.

Western Australia’s new AC/DC-inspired celebration for 2023

28 Nov 2022
The State Government will launch a new stand-alone home-grown AC/DC-inspired event in Perth next year.
A photo of different posters for Connections Nightclub

Everyone’s story is important at The State Library

25 Nov 2022
The State Library of Western Australia has put out a call for a more diverse range of materials as part of its new collections strategy where 'everyone's story is important'.
Grain silos with artwork of a fish, lit up in orange light at night. Text overlay reads, '16 Days in WA 25 November to 10 December 2022 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women'

16 Days in WA: promoting an end to violence against women

25 Nov 2022
Today marks the start of 16 days of activism, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to December 10 (Human Rights Day), to help raise awareness of and prevent violence against women.
An oval flooded with light in the Kimberley

Community sport lights up thanks to facility upgrade funding

24 Nov 2022
2 community sporting grant programs have given 24 local sport clubs and facilities across Western Australia more than $1 million in funding for upgrades.
A group of people standing together on the site where the Aboriginal Cultural Centre will be.

Ceremony prepares safe pathway for future State-wide Aboriginal Cultural Centre

22 Nov 2022
The Aboriginal Cultural Centre for Western Australia project marked another milestone today with a cleansing ceremony of the Terrace Road site prior to the start of ground investigation works.
Montage of actor profiles.

Ocean adventure Blueback premieres under the stars

18 Nov 2022
Australian Director Robert Connolly (The Dry, Paper Planes) brings Tim Winton’s best-selling story BLUEBACK to the big screen for Perth Festival’s Lotterywest films.

Ombudsman Webinar: Reportable Conduct Scheme

18 Nov 2022

LG Alert

The Ombudsman WA is overseeing implementation of the Reportable Conduct Scheme (the Scheme) as recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Close up image of a bartender pouring a beer from a tap.

The next chapter of WA’s liquor laws — have your say

17 Nov 2022
Western Australia's small bars — which transformed laneways, activated entertainment precincts, and gave rise to a more sophisticated drinking culture — have celebrated their 15th year.
An illustration of a parent, child and coach. The coach is holding a Working with Children Card.

Your child's one-to-one coach... have you checked?

16 Nov 2022
The Department of Communities has launched a social media campaign asking parents and guardians engaging individuals to work with or look after their children a simple question — have you checked?

New funding program to support Aboriginal arts and culture sector

15 Nov 2022
A new funding program offering Aboriginal Business Development and Capacity Building Grants has opened to support the Indigenous arts and culture sector in Western Australia.
A bloody muddy rugby player

National Rugby League Double-Header for Perth next year

10 Nov 2022
Western Australia will host two National Rugby League (NRL) matches in a one-day sporting spectacular next year as part of the NRL's 2023 calendar of events.
ECU students filming in a studio

Film and TV studio a step closer for Malaga METRONET station precinct

9 Nov 2022
Western Australia's first dedicated screen production facility is a step closer — with detailed due diligence to commence on a 16-hectare site within the Malaga METRONET station precinct in Perth's north-east.
Australian flag

Australian National Flag at half-mast and observance of 1 minute of silence

9 Nov 2022

LG Alert

Remembrance Day, Friday 11 November 2022
Videoconferencing. Image: Getty Images/Morsa Images

Local Government (Administration) Amendment Regulations 2022

9 Nov 2022

LG Alert

The State Government has introduced new provisions to enable Western Australian local governments to continue to conduct council meetings electronically.
Promotional illustration with stylised lettering. Text reads, 'Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah Western Australia 12 November 2022'

Australian-first Giants of Mandurah come to life in Peel region

8 Nov 2022
In an Australian-first the 'Giants of Mandurah' will come to life this weekend in a spectacular free exhibition of larger-than-life hidden sculptures by world-renowned Danish artist, Thomas Dambo.
Mature man hesitates while picking out beer from a store.

Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2021 has expired

4 Nov 2022
On health advice, Western Australia’s State of Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic ended at 12.01am, the morning of Friday 4 November 2022. As a result, the Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice expired at this time.
Two people working on a computer.

Provisions for electronic meetings in local governments

4 Nov 2022

LG Alert

On health advice, Western Australia’s State of Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic is set to end on 12.01am, the morning of Friday 4 November. WA’s strong health outcomes mean we are exceptionally well placed to move into the next stage of the pandemic.
A family kayaking together

$600,000 to help more West Aussies experience the benefits of being outdoors

4 Nov 2022
The State Government has put a call out for Western Australians to get more active outdoors with $600,000 now available through two grant programs.
David Bentley standing with with Tim Fraser

Emerging Leader of the Year announced at LG Pro WA Conference

3 Nov 2022
The winner of the Emerging Leader of the Year Award at the LG Professionals WA Annual State Conference has been announced as David Bentley, Coordinator of Governance and Strategy at the Town of Victoria Park.
A girl with an orange segment in her mouth. Text reads, "Every Club grants scheme. Up to $50,000 for local governments to support sustainable clubs"

Multi-million dollar investment to support grassroots sports

3 Nov 2022
Sport and recreation clubs in Western Australia will receive a $2.1 million funding boost thanks to the latest round of grants available through the State Government's Every Club Program.
Round 2 recipients announced for Perth CBD activation grants with an image of an evening night market

Round 2 recipients announced for Perth CBD activation grants

2 Nov 2022
The State Government’s investment in revitalising the Perth CBD and Northbridge continues with 18 eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits sharing in more than $1.2 million of funding from the Perth CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.
Image of the MyCouncil website on a laptop

MyCouncil website

2 Nov 2022

LG Alert

The MyCouncil website is a place for residents, ratepayers and the local government sector to view and compare information on how local governments are raising, spending and managing funds.
A bloody muddy rugby player

Government to support third party bidder for WA-based NRL team

31 Oct 2022
The State Government has flagged its support for a potential Western Australian-based National Rugby League (NRL) franchise, with work underway to identify a third-party bid.
FRINGE Central. Photo: Cam Campbell

Meeting of Cultural Ministers to support creative and cultural sector

31 Oct 2022
Today's national Meeting of Cultural Ministers (MCM) in Adelaide highlights the commitment of all States and Territories to work collaboratively to support the creative and cultural sector.
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